Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) - concepts, components, and application to spine surgery

Authors: Wainwright, T., Wang, M.Y., Immins, K. and Middleton, R.G.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30055/

Journal: Seminars in Spine Surgery

Publisher: W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd.

ISSN: 1040-7383

DOI: 10.1053/j.semss.2017.11.005

Objective

This article describes the concept of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) and it′s application to spine surgery.

Findings

ERAS is a multimodal approach designed to reduce the surgical stress response and accelerate recovery following surgery. It is a multidisciplinary, patient-centred approach that employs an evidenced-based pathway of standardised care. It has been proven across a range of surgical pathways but has yet to be defined and adopted in spine surgery.

Conclusions

ERAS pathways are needed in spine surgery. Patient recovery is often long, painful, expensive, and a highly variable experience. Consequently, ERAS programs will find great utility in this subspecialty.

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Authors: Wainwright, T.W., Wang, M.Y., Immins, T. and Middleton, R.G.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30055/

Journal: Seminars in Spine Surgery

Volume: 30

Issue: 2

Pages: 104-110

eISSN: 1558-4496

ISSN: 1040-7383

DOI: 10.1053/j.semss.2017.11.005

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. This article describes the concept of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) and its application to spine surgery. ERAS is a multimodal approach designed to reduce the surgical stress response and accelerate recovery following surgery. It is a multi-disciplinary, patient-centred approach that employs an evidenced-based pathway of standardised care. It has been proven across a range of surgical pathways but has yet to be defined and adopted in spine surgery. ERAS pathways are needed in spine surgery. Patient recovery is often long, painful, expensive, and a highly variable experience. Consequently, ERAS programs will find great utility in this subspecialty.

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